Varadaraja Perumal Kunnathur

Varadaraja Perumal, Kunnathur

Vaishnavite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Varadaraja Perumal, facing east


Sreedevi and Bhoodevi with main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Garudan, Anjal Anjaneya, Lakshmi Hyagrivar

Varadaraja Perumal Kunnathur is a small east-facing temple with an entrance gateway in the south. A single prakaram houses the sanctum sanctorum and the shrines. There is a Mahamandapam and Artha mandapam before the sanctum sanctorum. The sanctum is a beautiful structure with many carvings and ornamental patterns.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Tamiraparani River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Varadaraja Perumal Kunnathur is an ancient temple as is evident from the numerous inscriptions found here around the base of the Sanctum Sanctorum outer walls. Historical information is not available as of now.


No information


Varadaraja Perumal Kunnathur is about 10 kilometers southwest of Tirunelveli and situated at the base of the Kunnathur Hill. Before this is the famous Venkatesa Perumal Temple and after this is a Navakailayam temple. This place is called Keezha Tiruvenkatanathapuram.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Tirunelveli.

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